Welcome to the new RTC. Oh, and happy Labor Day too.
I just want to make sure I’m well prepared for when I decide to go into the NBA....– Juwan Staten, justifying his decision to transfer to West Virginia over the weekend.
That’s a bunch of B.S. There’s nothing to block. We haven’t even met yet. People...– Utah State president Stan Albrecht, miffed at Utah Valley AD Michael Jacobson’s comments that USU is blocking his school’s admission to the WAC.
Jim Calhoun: Nothing to See Here →
If you ever know of a situation where a student-athlete is receiving an extra...– Arizona AD Greg Byrne, asking UA fans to drop dime on their players if they’re not doing right by the NCAA.
So say what you want about whether Vitale supports certain teams over others. He...– Andy Staples, in an article about Dick Vitale’s tireless work for the V Foundation.
He was speechless for the first time in his life. He was shocked. I think he...– RJ Hunter, referring to his father and Georgia State head coach, Ron Hunter, upon hearing that his son, a class of 2012 prospect, committed to play for him over several BCS conference schools.
Pat Forde's Overachievers/Underachievers
Pat Forde gave his top ten overachieving and underachieving programs of the last quarter century a little while back. Here’s both lists: Overachievers Butler Duke Gonzaga Murray State Xavier Connecticut Arizona Temple Kent State Belmont Underachievers Northwestern USC Penn State Nebraska Rutgers Missouri Virginia Notre Dame South Florida Alabama, Auburn, South...
Memo to Roy: Stop Recruiting LA Kids... →
In a weird coincidence, the last four transfers that Roy Williams has had (and he’s only had seven in his career!) were from Southern California. This LA Times article takes a look at the transfer decisions of Larry Drew II, Travis Wear, and David Wear, all of whom are currently at UCLA sitting out next season.
I’m 71. I act about 12. But I am obsessed. Until the day I go to my...– Dick Vitale, at his V Foundation gala, which has raised over $100M in the last six years.
I don’t think you can have a viable league and have 12 groups of players...– Jim Boeheim, discussing TCU’s addition to the Big East in 2012-13 and whether the Big East Tournament will expand to allow 17 teams into the field.
You know what galls me about people like this? The lack of fear that there will...– Linda Gonzalez, in a postscript to her diatribe over the weekend against the nation’s college basketball sportswriters.
The thing about Duke was, every time they sent me a letter, they wouldn’t spell...– UNC recruit PJ Hairston, on why Carolina eventually won his services over Duke.
This is my own opinion, but I do worry we have too much of a bivariate model. I...– NCAA President Mark Emmert on his ideas for a future enforcement model.